This is a bit like the cult classic movie Tremors, but the only difference being instead of a sleepy little desert town invaded by underground man eating worms it’s a sleepy little Irish coastal town invaded by man eating sea creatures.
Grabbers stars Richard Coyle (W.E, Prince of Persia) and Ruth Bradley (Flyboys, “Love/Hate”) and is directed by Irish filmmaker Jon Wright. The movie’s plot rattles along like so:
An idyllic remote Irish fishing village is invaded by enormous bloodsucking tentacled creatures from the sea. With islanders turning up decapitated and drained of blood, the inhabitants learn that the creatures–called Grabbers–are allergic to alcohol, making intoxicated people toxic to eat. Overrun and under attack, the hopeless locals realize that in order to stay alive they’re going to have to band together at the pub and do their best to survive the night.
Grabbers, which will be released towards the end of the year, was showcased at Sundance and picked up positive reviews with Empire film magazine describing it as: “a romantic but surprisingly scary monster movie that feels like a lost Amblin flick, shaken and stirred with a dash of The Guard.
Isn’t it just a pain in the arse when you travel to a funky foreign country to meet some unbelievably attractive people in an nightclub and then an alien race decides to invade earth leaving you and your gorgeous companions to fight for the planet’s survival? F@cking hate when that happens. God!
That’s pretty much the premise for yet another alien invasion movie called The Darkest Hour starring Emile Hirsch, but with a few slight variations. The movie is set in Moscow, the aliens are invisible and are nothing more than strands of electric energy and they’ve come to earth to suck up all of our energy, laying waste to anyone who stands in their way…except for good looking people.
You see this is exactly the kind of thing that will happen if you don’t recycle your pizza boxes or buy that fair-trade coffee. God!
By adapting their Dyson Hoovers they managed to survive.
It’s basically Quantum Leap meets Groundhog Day meets Agatha Christie. Jake Gyllenhaal plays some sort of military captain who can travel in time to relive the last eight minutes of a person’s life. Just so happens the person’s body he wakes up in is on board a train which will eventually blow up. So he has only eight minutes to find out who planted the bomb in a train which also happens to be populated by the most sinister and suspicious looking characters in movie history.